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Seasonal recipes for July
Wed 5-Sep-12
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The glut is one reason I didn't bother. I always think that one year I will only have one plant and not all three that sprout but I never listen to myself. Next year the ones we don't want will go to the chickenscheers

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Just bumping this thread because it's July - to remind myself to read it tomorrow whistle

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And when you have read it, what are your intentions?  

Do you cook for yourself or for others and share?  

I am so bad at eating;  I am quite satisfied with hot buttered toast, though the butter has to have a starter culture in it - Beurre d'Isigny or Lurpak provide that and my favourite bread from Stony Stratford Artisan Bakery.  I will sometimes put canned Sardines on the toast or a slice of pastrami/pancetta or a free-range poached egg.  If I can get hold of Ewe's milk cheese I will enjoy that greatly.  Tonight, because D is being officious at a three day cycle thing, I had two slices of cold cooked beef from Tesco, an Endive and a boiled potato and a tiny pot of Bisto instant gravy.  I have one of each left for tomorrow and will warm up the gravy in a small pot of hot water.  (no microwave here)  kiss

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Sun 30-Jul-17
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My intention is just to get some variety. I do cook and use my slow cooker a lot, but I am the sole diner (no sharing!).  I roast a small chicken most weeks and that does me for 3 days but that gets boring too, so always on the look out for something new, interesting and tasty.

Like all of us, I guess, I go through phases. For several weeks it was a Chinese takeaway several nights a week, and a bottle of wine! Now I need to shed 20 lbs frown

For many years I could not eat oranges because I had a very acid tum. Now I love them (and apples) which helps with a more healthy diet. I suspect that smoking was a contributory factor to acidity. Would that make sense?

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Have you not given up smoking?  I don't know if that might affect acidity.

I can cope with eating the same thing for two days but not three, especially soups/casseroles.  I would rather eat fish than meat anyway so rarely buy meat to cook.  Chinese takeaway?  Are they not expensive?

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Yes, I have quit smoking - I was referring to the time when I did smoke. Acid tum seems to have disappeared!

And yes, takeaways are expensive!

These days I am far more interested in finding tasty ways to up my veggie intake using my trusty Tefal steamer that cost £2 from the charity shop cheers

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Good for you!

What ideas do you already have for spicing up your veggies?  Do tell because I am desperate to do the same thing.  Having said that, my American friend Carolyn posted a cabbage/bacon/cheese dish the other day which sounded interesting.  Would you be interested in a link to it?

The steamer was a bargain, does it take much to run it?

I'll try that again!

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I am just starting out really. When veggies are just an accompaniment to a regular meat dish, then we don't seem to mind repetition of the standard boiled or steamed offerings. But remove the meat and suddenly we are scrabbling for flavour.

I am happy with a plate of steam broc and cauli with a mayo dip for the broc (I am a Hellman's addict!). Works for me every time. Or just substituting one of those vac packed beetroots (4 in a pack) for meat works too. Really simple and no extra effort. Many veggie recipes seem to be such a palaver to prepare that I think it's just not worth the effort. But I keep looking for new ideas.

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TA, I'd like that cabbage/bacon/cheese recipe please.

We would never give up meat (confirmed carnivores), but we do now have at least a couple of veggie days a week.  And I'm reducing the amount of meat I use in meals, so it becomes almost more of a seasoning than the main event.

We are now growing Romanesco caulis, for the first time, think we've only ever eaten them once or twice before (they tend to be about twice the price to buy as common or garden caulis).  Coincidentally, the other day I saw on a blog that the author's favourite way of eating Romanesco is to break it into florets, toss it in oil and seasoning, spread out on a baking tray and sprinkle over Parmesan, or some other strong cheese, then bake until tender.  Sounds yummy! (and much easier than cauliflower cheese).

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

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Here is the link to the recipe Sue.  I would use Greek yogurt in place of the buttermilk, I can get only large cartons here and it would be wasted. 

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Erm, no link, Toni?  what_the_heckbig_hug

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embarassed Well, of course not - you are dealing with me!  Try this one.

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big_laugh Bless you!  Thank you Toni....actually, I think I'd leave out the cream/buttermilk/yogurt altogether and just use cheese.  Some creamy blue as well as Cheddar would be nice, I think.

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I like to think that I will make this but...

I'll try that again!

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.....I've got a bone in my leg

(as my Nanna used to say when she didn't want to do something  big_laugh )

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